Evolution to Revolution....the future of tape technology
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF TAPE TECHNOLOGY FOR DATA STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT?
There is news in the field of tape storage: two new products will be launched in 2018 which will change tape technology’s offer in the field of data storage. Planned for summer of next year is what we can call the IBM revolution; the new 3592JE drive with a 20TB capacity data tape and with 500MB/s transfer rate.
Prior to this, the start of the year will see the launch of the new LTO8 with a capacity of 12TB and close to 350MB/s transfer rate (information to be confirmed by the LTO Consortium).
The launch of these two new tapes is a consequence of user demand. The significant growth in the creation of new digital data has considerably accelerated the development of new solutions to help resolve the challenges faced by digital data users.
However, the needs of users vary according to their own individual situations. To address these needs, IBM and Fujifilm have listed the desires and projections of thousands of users to determine the future needs of each segment.